Facts About Fort Worth
Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas and the 12th-largest city in the United States.
The city of Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.
The city has a total area of 349.2 square miles, of which 342.2 square miles are land and 7.0 square miles are covered by water.
Fort Worth was the last place John F. Kennedy gave a public speech before his assassination.
Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway is one of the largest racing facilities in the nation, with seating for nearly 155,000 spectators.
Bonnie and Clyde used to use the Stockyards Hotel as a hideout spot, in Fort Worth.
The city’s cattle drive is the only one in the world that takes place twice daily.
Fort Worth has a total of 263 parks with 179 of those being neighbourhood parks.
Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of the popular TV reality show American Idol, was born in Fort Worth.
60 per cent of America’s paper money is printed at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth
Fort Worth was a stop on the Chisholm Trail used for cattle transport, earning it the name “Cowtown.”
Kelly Clarkson was born in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, first held in 1962.
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Texas.
Former President John F. Kennedy gave his last public speech in Fort Worth in 1963, before leaving for Dallas where he was assassinated.
Fort Worth lies at a mean elevation of 216 meters above sea level.
Fort Worth is twinned with the following sister cities Reggio Emilia, Italy; Nagaoka, Japan; Trier, Germany; Bandung, Indonesia; Budapest, Hungary; Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Eswatini; Guiyang, China & Nîmes, France.
Fort Worth is located in North Texas and has a generally humid subtropical climate. It is part of the Cross Timbers region; this region is a boundary between the more heavily forested eastern parts and the rolling hills and prairies of the central part.
The estimated population of Fort Worth is 874,401, as of 2019.
Fort Worth contains over 1,000 natural gas wells.
The Fort Worth Zoo, which was opened in the year 1909 was the first zoo to be developed in the state of Texas State.
The biggest private Civil War collection is in the Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth city.
American singer-songwriter John Denver graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth.
The city of Fort Worth began as Camp Worth on the bank of the Trinity River in 1849.